Fourth COVID case reported at Site C

BC Hydro is reporting a fourth COVID-19 case at the Site C work camp.

The worker arrived on site on Oct. 12 and was isolated the next day after showing symptoms; a positive test result was confirmed Oct. 15.

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"The worker did not begin their scheduled shift on October 13 or travel outside of the worker accommodation camp," BC Hydro said in a statement.

"Northern Health has confirmed this case is not connected to the case that BC Hydro announced on October 13."

The worker is being cared for by on-site health staff, and will remain quarantined in their room until they are medically cleared to leave, the statement said.

As of Thursday, there were 1,672 workers reported at the work camp, nine of them in self-isolation.

There are 2,200 rooms at the work camp, 150 of those available to isolate workers with COVID, or those with symptoms of sneezing, sore throat, muscle aches, headaches, cough fever, or difficulty breathing.

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.

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